Diseases, 23 Nov 2020
Australian efforts to stay one step ahead of ever-changing rust pathogens have been successful in minimising damage from new strains of rust. Once virulence arises, it often spreads and becomes common.
Diseases, 19 Sep 2020
This year marks the centenary of cereal rust research at the University of Sydney. The primary focus of the work, which was initiated by Professor Walter Waterhouse, was Stem rust of wheat.
Diseases, 11 Sep 2020
Researchers are seeking to learn more about soil-borne disease causing pathogens in pulse and oilseed crops.
Diseases, 29 Aug 2020
South Australian Research and Development Institute principal scientist in soil biology and molecular diagnostics Alan McKay says mid to late winter is an ideal time to examine crop roots to assess the presence and impact of soil-borne diseases. Dr McKay says uneven crop growth can be caused by a number of factors including drought, soil structure or toxicity issues, nutrient deficiencies or soil-borne disease.
Diseases, 08 Aug 2020
Walter Waterhouse was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in France during World War I. Upon his return to Australia, Professor Waterhouse initiated cereal rust research at the University of Sydney.
Diseases, 30 Jul 2020
A global hunt is underway to discover genes that provide resistance to the Turnip Yellow Virus, with exciting discoveries already occurring in canola research
Diseases, 16 Jul 2020
The genome sequence of the Fusarium crown rot pathogen has provided insights into shifts in disease severity on wheat crops.
Diseases, 26 Jun 2020
Research finds widespread fungicide resistance to spot and net forms of net blotch in WA barley.
Diseases, 25 Jun 2020
Trials in Western Australia’s Great Southern region have confirmed an in-season fungicide application is an effective way to reduce the impacts of Loose smut in barley crops.
Diseases, 22 Jun 2020
Downy mildews can cause devastating sorghum and maize diseases and exotic mildew pathogens pose a threat to the Australian summer grains industry. Two species – sorghum downy mildew and Philippine downy mildew of maize – are classified as high-priority exotic plant pests, while other exotic downy mildew pathogens also pose threats to summer grains.